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Certificate III In Individual Support

Duration

52 weeks

Number of units

13 units of competency

Location

TAS | NSW

Course Overview

CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

  • Offshore Fee $14,000*
  • Onshore Fee Not Provided

Entry Requirements

Successfully completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.
Students must be 18 years old and above.

Pre-requisites/Co-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Related Occupations

There are no related occupations for this qualification.

Vocational Placement

Vocational placement provides students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in real scenarios. It is a requirement of this qualification that students undertake a minimum of 120 unpaid vocational placement hours. Reach Community College organises student placement. Students will be given a vocational placement logbook and diary which will need to be completed during their placement hours. Students must be willing to undertake placement in an early childcare facility and/or within a simulated childcare environment during the program. Should students be required to travel interstate for placement, Reach Community College will cover the cost of all interstate travel and accommodation during the placement, however students will be required to organise their own local travel to and from these facilities.

Students will be notified of their placement details by email, prior to commencing vocational placement. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement anywhere in Tasmania and within Australia.
Prior to attending vocational placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression.

Before commencing vocational placement:

Students will be required to complete HLTAID003 – Provide first aid. This unit is an elective within this qualification and will need to be completed prior to placement.
Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents:

  • Have current competency in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – this must be updated annually and is included in the program
  • At their own expense, 30 days before placement, provide an Australian Federal Police Certificate indicating that the student has passed the Australian Federal Police (National) Check. (www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks)
  • Completed manual handling as part of unit HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Medical Clearance condition: Have no medical or physical injury/condition that would prevent them from working safely and/or injuring themselves and/or residents whilst working within a health care or community care facility whilst assisting residents with day to day physical activities/tasks

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

Reach Community College does not guarantee:

  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of a Reach Community College qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Course Format

Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
CHCCCS015*Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023*2Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005*Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001*Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001*Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001*Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002*Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Unit CodeElective Unit Title
CHCAGE001*Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005*Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCADV001*Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCDIV002*Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCCCS011*Meet personal support needs
HLTAID0031Provide first aid
Description of licensing requirements*The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and state/territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practices. 1 Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/ state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Note

The above selected elective units may be substituted for any of the approved elective units from the training package, that meet with the packaging rules for this qualification as mentioned in https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC33015

2 CHCCCS023 requires students to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 120 hours of direct support work in at least one aged care, home and community, disability or community service organisation.

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Non-Tuition Fees

$200 (Handling Fee)
(No other charges or changes to Tuition Fees once paid)

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT FEES
$500 – for each qualification in Community Services. Before commencing placement, students will be required to obtain mandatory documents at their own expense. Students will be notified of their placement via email, including when to obtain these documents, prior to commencing vocational placement.

Refund policy rules apply to Placement Fees. Please check our Refund Policy for more detailed information: https://reachcollege.edu.au/student-support/forms/

OSHC FEES
International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care while in Australia.